Jodie Turner-Smith’s personal jewellery has been stolen from her hotel room during the Cannes Film Festival.
It was the first time at Cannes for Turner-Smith, but will now sadly be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Robbers broke into her room while she was out for breakfast and stole “several tens of thousands of euros” worth of jewellery from her suite in the Marriott hotel.
Among the jewels taken was an irreplaceable wedding ring belonging to Turner-Smith’s mother. It’s believed that the thieves were looking for the gold and diamond Gucci High Jewellery collection the actress was seen wearing to the After Yang premiere on Friday night, but which had been immediately returned to the brand following the event.
Turner-Smith and her one-year-old daughter were immediately moved to a different hotel and, despite the traumatic event, the actress carried on with her schedule for the rest of the weekend.
She tweeted on Sunday: “Didn’t think I would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in Cannes, but here we are…”
Turner-Smith's hotel room door was thought to be opened with a magnetic key card and showed no sign of forced entry, reports the Telegraph. No one was injured in the theft.
Due to the glamorous nature of the film festival, many celebrities attend wearing extremely valuable couture clothing and fine jewellery, so the annual event is a target for theft. Back in 2013, €3 million worth of Chopard jewels were stolen, according to Vanity Fair.
Local police have launched an investigation, but no arrests have been made so far.
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